Sunflowers Inside and Outside
Today I tried to spend just a little bit of time outside cleaning up some areas of the garden, moving the tomato plants that are in pots to a location that gets more shade. Right now the sun is frying everything that isn’t shaded. The butternut squash vines just croaked, but I think that’s their natural life span kicking in. The squashes are big and ripe and a deep orange. I couldn’t stay out there long enough to cut those off because it was just too damn hot to be in the sun for more than a few minutes at a time. I’ll have to wait till tomorrow for that.
We’ve hired our neighbor’s teenaged son to do some weeding and mulching, but I sent him home before noon. It was 104 today by 1 p.m.! Even a young person doesn’t need to be out in this.
So . . . back in the cool and to the computer to practice my Adobe Illustrator drawing skills. It’s a lot like practicing scales on the piano. It’s the only way to get from “here” to “there.”
Meanwhile, the sunflowers in the garden are doing pretty well considering the heat.